Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Can someone please beat the H&R Block guy to death with his own unjustified smug?
I really don't want to see this creep on my television any more. Several years of "come and get your money" is more than enough for me, really.
I wonder how many people who watch these commercials realize that when you get a refund, it means you overpaid, not that you won some f--ing lottery or that every spring the government decides to hand out wads of cash to those smart enough to hire H&R Block to file for them. If this jackass with his stupid bow tie was honest, he'd be telling us to set up our deductions correctly so we got our money every paycheck, not once a year. Instead it's "you've got a billion dollars waiting for you, America, so come and get it before Santa's magic sack is empty." Ugh.
Oh, and the "your money is calling to you" bit? Gross. It's money. It can buy stuff, it can buy people, it can buy momentary pleasure. If it could buy happiness, we'd make even less than we do now, because those who possess it would hoard it and call us unworthy of it ( I mean, even more than they do now.) It's not singing some damn siren song to anyone but the most disgustingly shallow knobs out there, and I don't give a damn about them.
Meanwhile, ETS? Any time you want to send that W-2 would be just great, because I do have a small refund coming. It's not a billion dollars, but I won't sneeze at it, either.